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 The Creation and the Burden of the Negro Church

Curtis J. Evans

in The Burden of Black Religion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328189
eISBN:
9780199870028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328189.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

W. E. B. Bu Bois and other black leaders played a crucial role in the creation of the “Negro Church.” By using the language and tools of the social sciences, black intellectuals and leaders hoped to ... More


Six. Black World, White Nation: Remapping Political Theory

Lawrie Balfour

in Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377293
eISBN:
9780199893768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377293.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers how the worldly orientation of Du Bois's political thought might inform political theory as it turns toward the global. The central text in this case is an unlikely one. While ... More


Worlds of Color

Dohra Ahmad

in Landscapes of Hope: Anti-Colonial Utopianism in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195332766
eISBN:
9780199868124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332766.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter analyzes the utopian fiction of Pauline Hopkins and W. E. B. Du Bois. In response to a long-standing problem with emplacement, both authors use their fiction to manufacture idealized ... More


The Cost of Liberty: <i>Sacrifice and Survival in Du Bois’s</i> John Brown

Alexander Livingston

in A Political Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813174907
eISBN:
9780813174914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174907.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This essay, by Alexander Livingston, analyzes Du Bois’s 1909 biography of the abolitionist John Brown as a work that reveals Du Bois’s beliefs about the meaning and limitations of sacrifice in ... More


Four. Practicing Critical Race Autobiography

Lawrie Balfour

in Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377293
eISBN:
9780199893768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377293.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter addresses Du Bois's inquiry into his own exemplarity, his status as both an exemplar or “exception” and an example of “the Problem.” It offers an interpretation of Dusk of Dawn, Du ... More


A Democracy of Differences: Knowledge and the Unknowable in Du Bois’s Theory of Democratic Governance

Robert W. Williams

in A Political Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813174907
eISBN:
9780813174914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174907.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this essay, Robert W. Williams discusses Du Bois’s ideals of democracy and the impact they had on traditional US democratic theory. He juxtaposes Du Bois’s conceptions of difference with those of ... More


“Love Is God, and Work Is His Prophet”: Decolonial Extension and Gandhian Exploration in Du Bois’s Interwar Years

David Haekwon Kim

in A Political Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813174907
eISBN:
9780813174914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174907.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This essay, by David Haekwon Kim, examines Du Bois’s political transition during the interwar years from political expressionism to black Marxism. As Du Bois moved from being firmly in one category ... More


Three. Resurrecting John Brown

Lawrie Balfour

in Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377293
eISBN:
9780199893768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377293.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers the political implications of Du Bois's 1909 recasting of John Brown's life story. Written at a time when antiblack violence was actively abetted or at least unanswered by ... More


One. Politics in the Present-Past

Lawrie Balfour

in Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377293
eISBN:
9780199893768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377293.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the controversy sparked by the Virginia General Assembly's introduction of a joint resolution on January 10, 2007, atoning for Virginia's part in the ... More


Two. Unreconstructed Democracy and the Claim of Reparations

Lawrie Balfour

in Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377293
eISBN:
9780199893768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377293.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter looks at Du Bois's efforts to correct distorted understandings of Reconstruction, by focusing on African Americans' role in abolition and by redefining the post-war era as the nation's ... More


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